~One does not dive under water without knowing how to swim~ Yoruba Proverb
Special topics series
These classes address topics of special interest to Olorisa in the diaspora, they are are hosted on Hotmart and chat groups for them run twice yearly. Current classes include: Introduction to Egbe, Introduction to Ori, The Basics of Iyami and Obi Divination. Click here for descriptions of these classes. Classes for 2021 will be Introduction to Egungun, Osayin, Ewe and Oogun, Ori for Initiates, Iyami for Initiates. We currently have ideas in the creative pipeline for Foundations of Yoruba Spirituality and Spiritual Development
These classes are in depth explorations of the stories (Iton) Oriki (praise poetry) worship, priesthoods and propitiaiton of specific Orisa.
Currently, we are launching our class on Orisa Aje, and we will be posting previous classes on Olokun and Iroko and Advanced Oogun for Aje in early 2021. We hope to offer classes exploring Obatala, Esu, Yemoja and Osun, Ogun, Sango, Oya, Obaluaye and more for late 2021 and 2022.
This is series that covers an overview of Divination in Nigeria, Merindilogun the primary oracle of the Olorisa, Odu 1-16 and traditional memory and intuition building pratices. In each lecture there is general overview of each Odu with an exploration of the words and puns on words themselves. There is pertinent advice, two oriki, one iton (story, aka apatakin) the Orisas that speak strongly in that odu, some basic prescriptions including introduction to etutu (propitiation) ebo (prescribed sacrifices) and oogun (prescribed medicines). Class runs in Fall or Spring depending on interest. The next cohort is slated to begin in 2022.